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A call to “truly empower women,” Heartbeat talks to AG behind Dobbs

by | Jun 28, 2023

By Lisa Bourne

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch with Heartbeat International’s Andrea Trudden at the Lincoln Memorial for National Celebrate Life
Photo: DayLora Current

Working to provide pregnancy help to women changes lives, the woman who was pivotal in the Supreme Court case that struck down Roe v. Wade and returned to the U.S. states their right to regulation abortion. 

The first anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision was a very special day, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch told Heartbeat International.

“You know, to think that a year ago today we got the Dobbs decision, we never thought that would happen,” Fitch said. “Fifty years, here it is … But all of us never stop believing.”

Fitch spoke with Heartbeat International VP of Communications & Marketing Andrea Trudden just before taking the stage at the National Celebrate Life Day rally. Fitch and others addressed a crowd of pro-life supporters from across the U.S. who assembled at the Lincoln memorial June 24 for the one-year anniversary of the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in June 2022. 

Fitch was instrumental in the Dobbs outcome in that she appealed the case concerning the Mississippi Gestational Age Act banning abortion at 15 weeks with some exceptions up to the Supreme Court. She has been a supporter of life and pregnancy help while in office.

“We continue to know there’d be a better day, a new chapter in history that we would write together, and we’re doing it,” she told Trudden. 

Fitch was among several speakers to implore pro-life advocates to continue fighting for life and supporting pregnancy help efforts for women.

“So, we have a call to action for all of us,” she said. “And truly, to see everybody rally together and be empowered to make a difference is what we’re going to continue to see as we grow, and we build, and we truly empower women and their children and promote life.”

Fitch is leading eight other state AGs in a multi-state pregnancy help initiative benefitting more than 60 pregnancy help organizations across the U.S. The Mississippi or working with Her PLAN and Heartbeat International on the Dobbs Donation Drive which runs through July 1. 

“It’s incredible working together,” Fitch remarked to Trudden at the National Celebrate Life Day rally. “That’s how we’re changing lives. That’s how we’re empowering women and truly promoting life.” 

“Being able to work together on our donation drive for our pregnancy resource centers is amazing,” stated Fitch. “What an opportunity that we can do to help across our respective states.” 

Fitch said she and the other eight AGs are requesting people to look at the wish lists online, fill out a donation, and send it to their favorite pregnancy center. 

“They will greatly appreciate it,” she said. “And it speaks to the tapestry of who we are and how we’re trying to truly lift up these women and their children.”

Fitch said she was grateful for Heartbeat’s work in pregnancy help, for lifting women up, empowering them, making a positive change.

Specifics on the Dobbs Donation Drive are available HERE.

Editor’s note: Heartbeat International manages Pregnancy Help News where this first appeared. Reposted with permission.

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